Netball New Zealand's Leadership Team

Chief Executive: Hilary Poole

  • Strategic leadership of Netball New Zealand, and New Zealand’s Netball system
  • Director of TTNL Ltd
  • Director of Netball New Zealand

Head of Community Netball: Ruth Stanley

  • Leadership, strategy development and management of the national community netball programmes for players, coaches, and technical officials
  • Leading netball’s delivery capability development throughout New Zealand
  • Participation, membership, growth and development of the game

Head of High Performance: Steve Lancaster

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  • Leadership, strategy, development and management of NNZ’s High Performance and Player Development Strategy and programmes
  • Direction to the Zones and Centres on player development
  • Direction to the Zones on their high performance programmes
  • Monitoring and review of the Silver Ferns programme

Head of Events and International: Kate Agnew

  • International event and national competition leadership, strategy, development and management
  • ANZ Championship delivery in NZ
  • International relationships fostering international event and netball development including Oceania

Head of Commercial and Business Development: David Cooper 




Head of Communications and Marketing: Kerry Manders

  • Leadership and strategy for communications (all channels), media, marketing and brand development
  • Direction to Zones on their communications, marketing and brand strategy
  • Development and protection of Netball’s legacy and heritage

Head of Finance and Services: Jennie Wyllie

  • Leadership and management of the finance, HR, IT and administration functions for NNZ
  • Responsible for shared service provision for the Zones
  • Governance, policy and regulation development

Contact Netball New Zealand


Level 1, 128 Parnell Road


PO Box 99710

Phone: +64 9 623 3200

Email Netball New Zealand


Netball is part of New Zealand’s national identity: relevant and accessible to all, and providing a social and competitive choice.